Today was my first meeting with the consultant endocrinologist after being referred in June.
She's suggested an increase in my carbimazole to 20mg per day and depending on results from today's tests probably increase to 30 or 40mg. With a view to then slowly cut back on propanalol.
How have others found cutting back on propanalol? I'm a bit worried as if I'm an hour late with it I'm a trembling mess- but the endo suggests once we get the carbimazole dose right there will be no need for propanalol.
She asked for more bloods to be taken today- tests include antibodies, she is fairly certain it's and auto immune thing- and most probably Graves. She also suggested it was probably hereditary and my mum had issues with under active thyroid and my brother has low thyroid issues along with his MS.
She has suggested 12 months on carbimazole and then radioactive iodine treatment if my thyroid is still playing up.
She also asked if my vit D deficiency was being addressed by my GP- I said no, so she said she's write to my doc to get a weekly dose of 4000(can't remember unit) non calcium Vit D (???Have I got that right?) to take for 7 weeks and then to move on to a lower maintenance dose. I'm assuming that was a good plan. Would welcome thoughts.
I'll post results of today's blood tests when I get them.
Thanks in advance for your insights